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Impermanence: Exploring continuous change across cultures

Geismar, Haidy and Otto, Ton and Warner, Cameron David (Eds). (2022) Impermanence: Exploring continuous change across cultures. [Book]. UCL Press: London, UK. Green open access

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Nothing lasts forever. This common experience is the source of much anxiety but also hope. The concept of impermanence or continuous change opens up a range of timely questions and discussions that speak to globally shared experiences of transformation and concerns for the future. Impermanence engages with an emergent body of social theory emphasizing flux and transformation, and brings this into a dialogue with other traditions of thought and practice, notably Buddhism that has sustained a long-lasting and sophisticated meditation on impermanence. In cases drawn from all over the world, this volume investigates the significance of impermanence in such diverse contexts as social death, atheism, alcoholism, migration, ritual, fashion, oncology, museums, cultural heritage and art. The authors draw on a wide range of disciplines, including anthropology, archaeology, art history, Buddhist studies, cultural geography and museology. This volume also includes numerous photographs, artworks and poems that evocatively communicate notions and experiences of impermanence.

Type: Book
Title: Impermanence: Exploring continuous change across cultures
ISBN: 9781787358690
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.14324/111.9781787358690
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.14324/111.9781787358690
Language: English
Additional information: Collection © Editors, 2022 Text © Contributors, 2022 Images © Contributors and copyright holders named in captions, 2022 This book contains third-party copyright material that is not covered by the book’s Creative Commons licence. Details of the copyright ownership and permitted use of third-party material is given in the image (or extract) credit lines. If you would like to reuse any third-party material not covered by book’s Creative Commons licence, you will need to obtain permission directly from the copyright owner. This book is published under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial Non-derivative 4.0 International licence (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0), https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/. This licence allows you to share, copy, distribute and transmit the work for personal and non-commercial use providing author and publisher attribution is clearly stated. If you wish to use the work commercially, use extracts or undertake translation you must seek permission from the author. Attribution should include the following information: Gesimer, H., Otto, T. and Warner, C.D. (eds). 2022. Impermanence: Exploring continuous change across cultures. London: UCL Press. https://doi.org/10.14324/111. 9781787358690 Further details about Creative Commons licences are available at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/
Keywords: Anthropology, Buddhism, religion, change, impermanence
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Dept of Anthropology
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10144167
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